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Greenbelt is a city in Prince George's County, in the Washington-Arlington metro area.

The latitude of Greenbelt is 39.004N. The longitude is -76.875W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 157 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,096.


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Median household income
Local
$46,328
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Greenbelt demographic reports
Established as a greenbelt town by the Resettlement Administration of the federal government in the 1930s. Greenbelt towns were planned communities, designed to provide jobs and affordable housing during the Depression.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 139. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 6.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Greenbelt Fall Fest - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Greenbelt web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Greenbelt Park
Historic sites and museums: Greenbelt Museum, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center & Museum
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 127

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Greenbelt demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Prince George's County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Washington area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 20770 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Greenbelt residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Greenbelt ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Greenbelt was $25,236, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

45% of Greenbelt residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Greenbelt include Greenbelt Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Greenbelt, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $786.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,247.


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Libraries in Greenbelt include Greenbelt Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Greenbelt include Greenbelt Gazette

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Prince George's County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Greenbelt political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Greenbelt workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Greenbelt between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Greenbelt include Courtyard by Marriott, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Greenbelt, Marriott Greenbelt, Residence Inn.

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